TIV’s Certificate IV Full Time Program has been a resounding success since its inception, offering a unique full-time structure for students with five-years or more current industry experience.

Its timing takes advantage of the annual January shut down of the industry. The course aims to engage people in training who would otherwise not be able to participate due to the industry’s demands on their time.

This is a two stage program. Stage 1 sees participants completing their course work by undertaking training 6 days per week, 8 hours per day for 4 weeks.

Stage 2 sees the participants working on their practical assignments in their own time over the next 24 weeks. Structured training support is provided throughout Stage 2 for those who request it, or whose progress indicates they need it. Support can be delivered face to face – either one on one or in small groups – or provided remotely depending on individual needs and circumstances.

What you’ll learn

Increase your job opportunities in the Building and Construction Industry with skills and knowledge in the following areas:

What's Included

Each student receives a package of material valued at $300 containing:
• The National Construction Code
• The Australian House Building Manual
• The Guide to Standards and Tolerances
• Forms and templates that can be badged and branded to be used for your own future use

For students specifically interested in becoming a Registered Builder, TIV provides a specialist workshop to prepare you for undertaking the Victorian Building Authority’s builder registration process.

Delivery & Duration

This popular course is designed for industry-experienced, busy people. The course structure is delivered via:

  • Structured classes held six (6) days per week over a four (4) week period
  • Tutorials and further training supplied by the Student Support Team (up to 24 weeks)
Tuition Dates & Locations
  • 3rd December 2020 for first class then resumes in January, Williamstown
Fees and Government Funding

Skills First Funded Program


Typical Course Fee

The fee if you are not eligible for government funding.

Don’t let financial hurdles get in your way of study. TIV has flexible payment plans available to help you get the education you want.

Units of Delivery
CPCCBC4001A Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract
CPCCBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects
CPCCBC4005A Produce labour and material scheduling for ordering
CPCCBC4006B Select, procure and store construction materials for low rise projects
CPCCBC4007A Plan building and construction work
CPCCBC4008B Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
CPCCBC4009B Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
CPCCBC4010B Apply structural principals to residential low rise constructions
CPCCBC4011B Apply structural principals to commercial low rise constructions
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
CPCCBC4020A Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
BSBITU212 Create and use spreadsheets
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • You are eighteen (18) years or older
  • You have 5 years or more of construction experience otherwise, you can demonstrate strong transferable skills and experience in:
    • Logistics
    • Property Maintenance
    • Competitive tendering
  • You have a laptop with Microsoft office programs (or equivalent) and internet access for the duration of the course
  • You can read, write and speak English competently
  • You have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment

“Through TIV, I was able to get the qualifications I needed to upskill to do all these projects by myself”

Jason Scott
Completed CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there Government funding available?

Yes, Government funding is available for eligible students.

To find out if you’re eligible for Government Funding  check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 and we can discuss your options.

Generally, if you have completed a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification such as a Diploma or Degree unfortunately you won’t be able to access Government Funding for the course. However, you can still do the course as a full fee-paying student.

What is the duration of the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)?

Approximately 4 weeks of course with class 6 days per week (Monday – Saturday). There is also then training support available for those who need it for up to 24 weeks.

What time is class?

Class is 8am – 4pm 6 days per week.

You will also have an induction class in December 6pm-9pm.

If I complete this qualification will I be a registered builder?

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registers builders once it has established through its assessment processes that you are a suitable candidate for registration. This involves a searching assessment of your skills and knowledge, coupled with evidence of at least 3 years’ experience involved in running building projects.

The Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the VBA. Accordingly, it is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.

I want my Builders License, what is the next step I should take?

The next step is to contact TIV on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss the best options that would suit your needs. TIV runs a Become a Registered Builder (BARB) Program for existing students.

This has been established as an extra support for you after the completion of the Certificate Iv in Building and Construction (Building) and Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) to help you achieve your Building Licence.

For more information please email: info@becomeabuilder.com.au

What are the career pathways from the Certificate IV In Building And Construction (Building)

Job opportunities from the course involve:

    • Registered Building Practitioner
    • Site Manager
    • Estimator
    • Project Manager
    • Contract Administration
    • Private Building Inspector